Fawn’s name is homage to owner Amber Bennett’s old stomping ground, Stag Espresso, in Edinburgh. After moving to Scotland to pursue a career in design, Bennett fell in love with the local coffee culture.
Upon returning to Adelaide, she found this elegant stone building just off Hutt Street and opened the cafe in 2016. It had been built in 1871 as a local store, where neighbours would mingle. Bennett’s warm and inviting renovations continue that friendly spirit.
Her design background came in handy during the fit-out, allowing her to take on painting and cementing duties. Bennett’s father, a crash repairman, built the tables and bench tops.
On the menu, it’s all about Dawn Patrol coffee and simple breakfast and lunch options, including crumpets, sausage rolls, salads and sandwiches.
A rotating selection of baked goods is also available, made personally by Bennett.